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Old 10-06-2006, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a disgruntled TREO user (600-650 - Cingular) and looking to see if the BB world is better. Just got the 650 and it is way to flaky to depend on for business use. Have to remain with Cingular.

I know that I am asking a leading question but would someone like to offer model suggestions?

I am a heavy email user with 4 POP3 accounts and an IMAP account. I use Outlook for schedules and task management (could always be better), Treo web is too poor to use and would like to use the BB as a tethered modem to eliminate additional subscription charges for accessing laptop/web.

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I recommend the BB 8700c.
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Sounds like the 8700c is going to be your best bet. There won't be a potentially better model around until Spring 07 at the very earliest.
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I went through 3 Treo 600s and a 650 before getting fed up and switching to an 8700c. So much more dependable!

Make the move and enjoy it!

I think you need an extra plan to tether though, over and above the BB $29.99 BB data plan.
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I too would agree on the 8700c.
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I'll agree with the rest, 8700c is the way to go.
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I went through 3 Treo 600s and a 650 before getting fed up and switching to an 8700c. So much more dependable!

Make the move and enjoy it!

I think you need an extra plan to tether though, over and above the BB $29.99 BB data plan.
As a former Treo user..how about getting the same functionality as email? Can I have and manage separate email accounts? I currently use SnapperMail so that I can use my POP3 and IMAP accounts.
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all I can tell you is that I had a BB on cingular and voice on Verizon...I wanted to get just one unit for both, so I got the 650...It lasted one day...Biggest piece
of junk I have ever seen...and from what I hear, the 700 is worse...

Go with the 8700c..you will love it..So many cool add on apps too...
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The 7130c and the 8700c would both do, depending on your preference for SureType. I personally can't stand it so I use the 8700c.
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MJRoss, ditto on the other's 8700 recommendations. The entire BB system (hardware, software, service) is a pleasure to use.

On email, you can setup up to 10 accounts, I believe. I've added my personal POP3 and my free Yahoo account. The setup is exceedingly simple. Yahoo email is pushed to BB device. The other is updated at some interval. But I'm on TMO---don't know anything from personal experience about other carriers. Search the board regarding your carrier and particular applications.
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